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T'Pring, age 7 (remastered) young T'Pring

Mary Elizabeth Rice (born 1959) was the girl who posed as the young T'Pring, aged 7, in a photograph seen in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Amok Time". Her photograph was taken during filming on Friday, 16 June 1967. During the shoot, Rice had been suffering from chicken pox as well as a fever. As Rice notes, however, feeling ill made her look more serious, which was a good thing since she was portraying a Vulcan child. The same summer she was on Star Trek, she was an extra in the original Family Affair series starring Brian Keith.

She is now a 57-year-old mother of three and also a grandmother. This page tells her story about the day she entered Star Trek history, including her meeting with Leonard Nimoy, who played T'Pring's betrothed, Mr. Spock.

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